Whether you’re planning your very first trip to the Keweenaw or an annual Lake Superior traveler, our personally curated trip guides aim to inspire you to get out and get moving. Each day is packed with adventures like hikes, waterfalls, nature sanctuaries, local history, and of course–delicious local food and drinks. All you have to do is book your cabin and show up!
Here you’ll find a sneak peek of what to expect on each day, and you can follow the links to view, download, and/or print each day’s full trip guide.
Exploring Copper Harbor
Trip Highlights:Beach/Swim Waterfall Mountain Biking
On your first day in the Keweenaw, you’ll head to the north side of the peninsula to explore and hike the scenic Copper Harbor area. Waterfalls, nature sanctuaries, and old-growth forests make this trip every nature lover’s dream.
Hiking Lac La Belle
Trip Highlights:Birdwatching Hike Waterfall
Choose your own adventure with several hike options based on your experience level. However you get your steps in, sensational views and more waterfalls are in store, with several delicious meals throughout the day.
Visit the Calumet area
Trip Highlights:Good Eats Waterfall History
You’re off to the east and south sides of the peninsula via historic Calumet. Each hour is filled with waterfalls and natural wonders, some local history, and outstanding food and drink.
More adventures in the Keweenaw
Are you a foodie, mountain biker, or bird watcher? Want to chase the Northern Lights, paddle the waterways or take a road trip? We have an adventure for you.
Keweenaw Foodie Guide
Eat and drink your way around the Keweenaw Peninsula like a local with our personal recommendations at these off-the-beaten-path spots.
Backpacking Isle Royale
Pooping in the woods, Covid, and must-see spots: a conversation with Lynn Makela on the adventures of backpacking Isle Royale with her favorite adventure buddy—her mom.
Mountain Biking in the Keweenaw Peninsula
Copper Harbor—and all around the Keweenaw—should be at the top of your list of mountain biking destinations.
Paddling the UP
Lake Superior and the inland lakes and waterways of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula make it a world-class destination for kayakers.
Road Trip Around Michigan’s UP
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior is chock-full of adventures that make it perfect for a road trip.
See the Northern Lights in the Keweenaw
Visit Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior for an excellent chance of spotting the auroras.
Know before you go
As you’re planning your getaway to the Keweenaw, keep in mind that the peninsula is a destination. We recommend baking in plenty of travel time on either side of your stay to make the most of your time while you’re here. A four-night, five-day trip is ideal!
We also advise printing and/or downloading the trip guides before you leave home, as the Keweenaw is infamous for the lack of cell signal and spotty wifi.
If you have any questions about planning your trip, please let us know! We love helping visitors create a magical experience here in the most beautiful place on earth.
Keweenaw Peninsula Trip Guides were curated by Fresh Coast Cabins + Friends. Collectively, we have over 15 years spent on these roads, in these woods, and supporting this community.